Business Resource Center

Business Resource Center

Hills Bank is dedicated to helping businesses in the Corridor be successful. From our experienced business banking team to the Hills Bank Business Academy, we provide hassle-free banking and valuable tools to help make success happen. Below are some additional resources for businesses, non-profit organizations, and farm operations.

Best Digital Tools: Must-Use Digital Marketing and Business Tools to Get More Done in Less Time

Local marketing technologist Joshua McNary of McNary Marketing & Design shares his suggestions of tools you can use to get more done in less time. View his presentation on “Best Digital Tools” for recommendations for social media managing tools, email marketing tools, platforms for building websites, and more.

Investing on Tap

In the first virtual event of our Investing on Tap series, Jean Dunn of T. Rowe Price presented on How Successful Families Approach Money. Check out the recording of the event below:

Investment products are not a deposit, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal government agency, carry no bank guarantee, and may go down in value.


Business Succession Seminar

Planning and executing the succession of your business can take up to a decade or more and requires communication among everyone involved in the decision-making process. You have put blood, sweat, and tears into making your business a success and you want to see it continue to thrive.

Watch the Business Succession Seminar below and learn from experts including Davon Cook, Ag Progress; Travis Schroeder, RSM; Mark Ahlers, Hills Bank Trust and Wealth Management; and a panel of local business owners who share their challenges and steps for success in the planning process.


Financial Management for the Closely Held Business

The Hills Bank Business Academy proudly hosts the Financial Management for the Closely Held Business seminar, where business owners and managers learn to proactively control their finances through business-tested techniques. These worksheets are provided during the course as financial management tools:

Financial Education

For information specific to business tips from Hills Bank’s experienced business banking team, visit our Financial Education page.


John Hughes Lecture Series

Each year, Hills Bank partners with the University of Iowa to present the John Hughes Lecture Series. In 2016, Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline, shared his story and entrepreneurial spirit with University of Iowa students, faculty, and the public.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Seminar

Roger McEowen presents 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact of the New Tax Law on You and Your Business. Watch the seminar below and learn about the new tax law and what steps can be taken to plan for the future. McEowen shares:

  • Depreciation rule changes
  • New deductions available for pass-through businesses and sole proprietors
  • New tax rate (21%) for C corporate income
  • Entity choice decisions post-TCJA
  • Practical examples

McEowen is the Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. View the handout from the seminar.